Jio­Phone Pre-Book­ings Open: Price, Specs and How to Book


Last month at the 40th AGM meet of RIL, Reliance announced the much-awaited 4G JioPhone. The pre-orders for the device starts today at 5:30 pm.

The JioPhone will be available for a deposit of Rs 1,500 but will effectively be free as this deposit is refundable after 3 years. Reliance is charging this money as a security deposit to ‘avoid potential misuse’ of the device.

The beta testing of the Reliance 4G Feature phone, being called the JioPhone, began on August  15 and pre-bookings for the device starting today on August 24 via the MyJio app, official website and authorized offline retailers.

The 4G JioPhone will start shipping in September 2017.

“Today Jio is going to reinvent the conventional feature phone, with a revolutionary device. An unmatched Indian innovation — made in India, by young Indians, for all Indians,” Mukesh Ambani said at the launch.

At the AGM meeting, Mukesh Ambani also mentioned that voice calling will always remain free for Reliance Jio customers.

Reliance Jio Phone Specifications

  • Display: The Reliance JioPhone features a 2.4-inch QVGA display.
  • Processor: The device is powered by the 1.2GHz Spreadtrum SPRD 9820A/QC8905 dual-core processor with Mali-400 GPU.
  • Memory and Storage: The JioPhone comes with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
  • Camera: It sports a 2MP camera on the rear and a VGA camera on the front.
  • Battery: The device is backed by a 2000mAh battery which can be charged via the USB 2.0 port.

The device runs on KAI OS and supports a single Nano sim. It supports 4G VoLTE network, comes with Bluetooth 4.1, support for WiFi, NFC, FM Radio, GPS. The device also supports digital payments via NFC or UPI, and audio and video playback.

The device also supports an impressive voice command app for calls, messages, search and more. Simply tell the device who you want to call or what you want to send as a text or what you want to know — with a slight lag, it all gets done.

In addition to this, Jio 4G feature phone users will also be able to avail the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer at Rs 153 per month. This offer will give them unlimited calls, sms and data usage.

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